What is the opposite of loosening?

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Noun
Opposite of the action or process of detaching or dismembering a part or limb from a structure or body
Noun
Opposite of the action of making a rule or restriction less strict
Noun
Opposite of the loss of tension in a part of the body, especially in a muscle when it ceases to contract
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to loosen or slacken the tension of
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to release from captivity
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